Energy Prices


How the EU's Failed "Energy Shuffle" Made Energy More Expensive – and Dirtier

In the wake of Brexit and new climate change initiatives, the perspective in the European energy sector is shifting.

It's becoming more expensive, much dirtier - and turning the entire sector into a basket case. Here's why...


How This One Company Is Leading Europe's Wind Power Revolution

These are chaotic times in the global energy sector, to put it mildly.

Here in the United States, we're in the grip of an acute oil and gas company debt crisis, as rising oil prices have come far too late to save leveraged companies that simply borrowed too much during the good times of expensive oil and cheap credit.

Elsewhere, last month's shock "Brexit" vote has upended foreign exchange, sending the euro and sterling into free fall relative to the dollar – the currency in which rapidly rebalancing crude oil is priced.

That same British vote has dealt a knockout blow to the City of London's tenure as the global capital of energy sector financing. Hundreds of billions of dollars are in play and are now on the hunt for a new place to call home.

But all this chaos and uncertainty brings with it opportunity. There are big changes coming to the way energy finance works, and right now there's a breakthrough underway in Europe that's proving more profitable than anyone could have imagined.

But where there's chaos, there's always opportunity. That's especially true of this breakthrough in wind power...


The Next European Brexit Crisis Is in Energy

The next stage in the Brexit fallout is approaching, and it will center on energy finance and signal a major shift in focus.

Here's everything you need to know about energy's emerging new order...


Brexit Just "Killed" London as the Energy Capital of the World

In the wake of the Brexit, London's position as the global energy capital is in question, and major moves are underway in the energy market.

These short-term headwinds and future opportunities will extend far beyond Europe...


Beware: The Only Time Cutting Energy Debt Is Actually a Bad Idea

An increasing number of U.S. oil firms are swapping debt for equity. The advantage is that removing debt improves a company's financial snapshot.

But as long as crude sits below $50 per barrel, there is a downside to cutting energy debt – one that puts shareholders at risk.

Here's everything you need to know to protect your portfolio...


What Royal Dutch Shell's Billion-Dollar "Free Gas" Project Means for You

Earlier this week, oil and natural gas giant Royal Dutch Shell announced multibillion-dollar project in western Pennsylvania.

The boosted employment and tax revenue for the region is great news. But even more important is the nature of the project itself – and what it means for the future of natural gas.

It'll also lead to some fantastic investment opportunities...


Investors Face This Risk from Coal's Quick Death

Coal is struggling and unpopular in all but a handful of regions where they actually pull it out of the ground.

But simple economics rather than public perception is what's set to deal coal its death blow.

Coal's limited economic importance likely won’t be enough to overcome the latest wave of bad news buried in a series of recent reports – the most dramatic indication yet that coal is dying even faster than expected.

You see, a relative newcomer to U.S. electricity production (you guessed it: natural gas) is pushing down prices for old stalwarts like coal, and even nuclear power.

Simply put, the black rock has 12 to 18 months at the outside before conditions get so bad that coal (and nuclear) plants begin closing in earnest.

And that's when shareholders get burned.

So it's time to make sure you limit your exposure and protect yourself from the shares I'm going to name here...


The Energy Sector's New "Trilemma"

The energy sector's top three objectives are admittedly essential for both economic development and acceptable human life.

But they also appear to be in conflict, if not in outright opposition...


Three Energy Sector Shifts That Emerged from the Dungeons of Windsor

Every March at Windsor Castle, leading global energy figures come together for the Windsor Energy Consultations.

Now, I'm not allowed to say who said what at the meeting this year. But that same rule also makes everyone be very frank in their discussions of energy.

This led to some very revealing discussions… and to agreement on the three most important shifts changing the energy sector right now.

And those, I can share with you...


This "Energy Metal" Could Pile on More Double-Digit Gains

There's no end in sight for the energy market's struggles. West Texas Intermediate crude is down 26% in the last 12 months alone. Natural gas is off 19% over the same period.

But there's bullish momentum with this "energy metal" right now. In fact, it's up 28% since July 2015.

And with one easy play, we'll be positioned to collect from this metal's ride higher...